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BISC-MI's 12th Annual Conference

November 7, 8, 9, 2007
~ MCBAP & Michigan Social Work CEU hours offered ~
*we have applied for 17 CEU hours*
$20.00 cost for the CEUs

Raising Our Voices

Showcasing Michigan Innovations in Responding to Domestic Violence
LOCATION
Marriott
3600 Centerpoint Parkway
Pontiac, Michigan 48341 USA
Phone: 1-248-253-9800
Toll-free: 1-800-228-9290
Pontiac Marriott on the web

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Conference Description


Dr. Evan Stark Ph.D., MSW

Dr. Stark is an Associate Professor at the Rutgers University School of Public Affairs and Administration in Newark and Chairs the Department of Urban Health Administration at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey School of Public Health. A founder of one of the nation’s first shelters for battered women, he has an international reputation as a researcher, trainer, advocate and forensic social worker. In the l970’s and 80’s, Dr. Stark and Dr. Anne Flitcraft did a series of pioneering studies (the Yale Trauma Studies) that put woman abuse on the national health agenda, demonstrating its significance as a source of female injury and its link to a range of other problems, including child abuse. Through the Domestic Violence Training Project, the husband-wife team played critical roles in jump-starting domestic violence initiatives by the Centers for Disease Control, the office of the US Surgeon General, the Department of Health and Human Services, the AMA and other organizations of health, justice and legal professionals. Stark frequently testifies on behalf of battered women and their children in criminal and custody cases. His expert testimony provided the framework for the landmark decision in Nicholson v. Scoppetta, a federal class action suit in which Judge Weinstein enjoined NYC from removing children solely because their nonoffending mothers had been abused. Dr. Stark also served on the “Nicholson Review Panel” charged with monitoring compliance with the court’s injunction. Dr. Stark’s most recent book is Coercive Control: How Men Entrap Women in Personal Life, Oxford University Press, March 2007; it reframes domestic violence as a ”liberty crime” that violates women’s most basic rights.

Coercive Control: How Men Entrap Women in Personal Life

Despite its great achievements, the domestic violence revolution is stalled, Evan Stark argues, a provocative conclusion he documents by showing that interventions have failed to improve women's long-term safety in relationships or to hold perpetrators accountable. Stark traces this failure to a startling paradox, that the singular focus on violence against women masks an even more devastating reality. In millions of abusive relationships, men use a largely unidentified form of subjugation that more closely resembles kidnapping or indentured servitude than assault. He calls this pattern coercive control. Drawing on sources that range from FBI statistics and film to dozens of actual cases from his thirty years of experience as an award-winning researcher, advocate, and forensic expert, Stark shows in terrifying detail how men can use coercive control to extend their dominance over time and through social space in ways that subvert women's autonomy, isolate them, and infiltrate the most intimate corners of their lives. Against this backdrop, Stark analyzes the cases of three women tried for crimes committed in the context of abuse, showing that their reactions are only intelligible when they are reframed as victims of coercive control rather than as battered wives.

The story of physical and sexual violence against women has been told often. But this is the first book to show that most abused women who seek help do so because their rights and liberties have been jeopardized, not because they have been injured. The coercive control model Stark develops resolves three of the most perplexing challenges posed by abuse: why these relationships endure, why abused women develop a profile of problems seen among no other group of assault victims, and why the legal system has failed to win them justice.

Elevating coercive control from a second-class misdemeanor to a human rights violation, Stark explains why law, policy, and advocacy must shift its focus to emphasize how coercive control jeopardizes womens freedom in everyday life.

Fiercely argued and eminently readable, Starks work is certain to breathe new life into the domestic violence revolution.

All BISC-MI Individual Members who register for the
conference will receive a free copy of Dr. Stark’s book
(a retail value of $35.00)

Organizational Members & Non-Members will be able to purchase
the book at a discounted rate of $25.00

* We are also pleased to present to you a faculty
of over 20 professionals from the field
who will be conducting the break-out sessions *

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2007 Conference Agenda

Wednesday, November 7th

Continental Breakfast:
7:45 am to 8:45 am

Welcome:
8:45 am to 9:00 am

Morning Plenary #1 Faith Based Innovations a panel presentation
9:00 am to 10:30 am
Faculty: The Council of Clergywomen of Metropolitan Detroit; Minister Stephanye Fauntleroy, Hartford Memorial Baptist Church, Evangelist Beverly Brown, Greater Grace Temple, Elder Tracy Blakely, St. John's Presbyterian Church, Reverend Diane C. Smalley, Gratiot Avenue Presbyterian Church. Bonnie Nicholas, Judge James E. Sheridan, and Rhea Ferrier.
Moderated by: Dr. Donald Wilde, DMin.

Break
10:30 am to 10:45 am

Morning Plenary #2 Innovations From the Bench a panel presentation
10:45 am to 12:30 pm
Moderated by: Judge Edward Sosnick, Michigan Circuit Judge, Sixth Judicial Court
Panel Members: Judge Brian MacKenzie, Judge Amy Krause, Judge Julie Reincke

Lunch (provided) 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

Breakout Workshops
1:45 pm to 3:15 pm

Wk#1a: Lessons Learned: Old Dogs and New Tricks
Faculty:Judge Elizabeth Pollard Hines,Judge Brian Mackenzie,Judge Scott Schofield
George Santayana: "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."
Workshop description: What problems led to the creation of specialized domestic violence courts in the 1990's? What lessons did we learn in those early days? What new lessons are being learned in these long-standing d.v. courts as they get more and more experience under their belts? What cutting-edge techniques are used by our d.v. court veterans?

Wk#2a: Bridging Innovators from the Bench: Promoting practices that will prevent homicides in domestic violence cases.
Faculty:Judge Amy Krause,Judge Phyllis McMillen, Judge T.J. Phillips
Workshop description: This workshop provides participants with information on strategies for preventing domestic violence and holding batterers accountable for their behavior. This presentation will utilize interactive discussion and idea-sharing with some traditional lecture components.

Wk#3a: Innovations The Michigan Prisoner Re-Entry Initiative (MPRI)
Faculty: Sandi Hoppough, MPRI Manager, Office of Parole and Probation Services, Michigan Department of Corrections
Workshop description: This workshop provides participants with an overview of the Michigan Prisoner ReEntry Initiative and initial attempts to address the issue of Domestic Violence in the context of offender transition to the community

Wk#4a: Domestic Violence: The Biblical View
Faculty:Judge James E. Sherridan J.D.: An in-depth view of what the Bible actually says about domestic violence, with special emphasis on such "hot button" phrases as "wives submit to your husbands as to the Lord." Eph 5:22 And, the wife is to submit to her husband in all things. Eph 5:23.Rhea Ferrier: This workshop will give participants ideas and tools that can be used to begin to develop networks and partnerships between faith communities and also between faith communities and organizations working in the field of domestic violence and sexual violence

Breakout Workshops
3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Wk#5b: BIP: Innovations in "tools" for the individual practitioner "9-11"
Rick Kleinstiver & Darlene Sandel
We would be taking the audience through the 911 group session in a shortened version to allow for questions and feedback.
The session explores the similarities in the characteristics of Terrorists and Batterers and how both groups use fear to control others.
The 2nd part of the presentation explores the similarities in the emotional reactions and long-term effects on the victims of 911 and on the victims of domestic violence.

*As we have for years, BISC-MI strives to bring you new and innovative tools to utilize in batterer intervention work.

Wk#6b: BIPs considering monitoring
This workshop is a question and answer session for BIPs interested in monitoring.
Faculty: BISC-MI Faculty

Wk#7b: Faith Based: Grassroots Intervention
Faculty: The Council of Clergywomen of Metropolitan Detroit: Ms. Tina Bryant, Reverend Gwendolyn Pettway, Minister Stephanye Fauntleroy, Reverend Diane C. Smalley, and Bonnie Nicholas.
Workshop description: This workshop will give participants ideas and tools that can be used to begin to develop networks and partnerships between faith communities and also between faith communities and organizations working in the field of domestic and sexual violence.

Wk#8b: New Innovators from the Bench: Begin...The rest is easy
Faculty:Judge Anne Blatchford,Judge Thomas Boyd,Judge Ruth Carter,Judge Julie Reincke
Workshop description: Newly created domestic violence programs - without additional outside resources. Four newer district court judges discuss elements of creating court Domestic Violence programs and making them work. Judges Anne Blatchford (Kalamazoo Kalamazoo), Tom Boyd (Ingham County), Ruth Carter (City of Detroit) and Julie Reincke (Eaton County).

***BISC-MI Annual Meeting***
5:15 pm to 6:00 pm


Thursday, November 8th

Continental Breakfast:
7:45 am to 8:45 am

Welcome:
8:45 am to 9:00 am

Morning Plenary #3 Dr. Evan Stark
9:00 am to 10:30 am

Break
10:30 am to 10:45 am

Morning Plenary #4 Dr. Evan Stark
10:45 am to 12:15 pm

State of the State: Kathy Hagenian MCADSV
12:15 pm to 12:30 pm

Lunch (provided)
12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

Breakout Workshops
1:45 pm to 3:15 pm

Wk#9c: Conversations with Dr. Evan Stark
Workshop description: Workshops #9 and #13 are identical in that this is an opportunity for informal discussions, questions and answers facilitated by Dr. Evan Stark. Conference attendees who are interested in this workshop are encouraged to only select one or the other of these workshops.

Wk#10c: Teen Voice SAFEHouse Center
Faculty: Caitlin Garvin & Leigh Baker (co-coordinators of SAFEHouse Centers Teen Voice Program)
Workshop description: This workshop will provide BISC-MI conference attendees with an overview of the SAFEHouse Center TEEN VOICE program and a representation of our system of educating teens about domestic violence and sexual assault in youth relationships.

Wk#11c: MCADSV Mobilizing in The Community: Building The Safety Net Project
FacultyPaula Callen, MCADSV
Workshop description: This workshop will offer participants information about a model for building community capacity for addressing domestic violence. Participants will learn about MCADSV's effort to mobilize in the City of Detroit to help strengthen and shore up limited resources to improve the quality and effectiveness of services to families and survivors of domestic violence.

Wk#12c: Promoting Healthy Relationships for Children and Teens: Best practices and evidence based approaches for prevention education
FacultyTammy Lemmer, Program Manager, MCADSV
Workshop description: This workshop provides participants with information and resources on training curricula and strategies for promoting healthy, respectful relationships and preventing intimate partner, dating, and sexual violence.

Breakout Workshops
3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Wk#13d: Conversations with Dr. Evan Stark
Workshop description: Workshops #9 and #13 are identical in that this is an opportunity for informal discussions, questions and answers facilitated by Dr. Evan Stark. Conference attendees who are interested in this workshop are encouraged to only select one or the other of these workshops.

Wk#14d: College Age Domestic Violence: No Zebras, No Excuses
Faculty: Stephen M. Thompson, Associate Professor, Sexual Aggression Services Coordinator Central Michigan University
Workshop description: Central Michigan Universities Approach to Educating Students on the Issue of Sexual Aggression. Participants will view portions of the New Student Orientation Program, “No Zebras, No Excuses”.
Discussion will involve:

Wk#15d: Monitoring BIPs how to prepare for monitoring
Reviewing statewide standards and sharing insights from the BISC-MI Pilot Monitoring Project in Michigan to help BIPs to prepare for statewide monitoring.
Faculty: BISC-MI Faculty

Wk#16d: Innovations In Teen Peer Education
Faculty: Sally Welsh MA LLPC CAAC
A workshop providing participants with information and resources that include interaction with teens that are survivors of violence and teens that have played the role of the abuser. A multi-media presentation utilizing teen testimonies, music, drama, and video—TEEN STYLE!


Friday, November 9th

Continental Breakfast:
7:45 am to 8:45 am

Welcome:
8:45 am to 9:00 am

Morning Plenary #5 Monitoring BIPs In Michigan
9:00 am to 10:30 am
Faculty: Jeffrie Cape LMSW & David J. H. Garvin LMSW

Break
10:30 am to 10:45 am

PLENARY #6: Addressing Women's Use of Force in Intimate Heterosexual Relationships: An Overview
Friday, November 9, 2007
10:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Faculty: Lisa Y. Larance LMSW
Presentation Description: Across the United States the courts are referring women to "batterers intervention" for using physical non-self defensive force against their intimate male partners. This trend places advocates and practitioners in the awkward position of having to respond to court decrees while not knowing the appropriate way to do so. Furthermore, the women referred are potentially further victimized by receiving inappropriate "batterers treatment" rather than the assessment, education, advocacy, and supportive intervention they require. This workshop provides an overview of how women's use of force has become an issue, the necessity of contextualized intervention, the complex language surrounding the issue, how women's use of force is different from men's use of force, and how, in general, clinicians should address aspects of this growing issue.

Lunch (provided)
12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

Breakout Workshops
1:45 pm to 3:15 pm

Wk#17e: The Relevance of Women of Color to the Movement to End Violence against Women
Faculty:Chéree Thomas, Program Manager, MCADSV
Workshop description: This workshop will explore the representation of women of color in BIP'S (batterer intervention programs) and DV (domestic violence) programs across the state of MI. Participants will explore how to create an atmosphere that is conducive to WOC (women of color) as employees especially in positions of leadership and recipients of services. Participants will explore their roles as being allies as well as innovative ways to continue their work as allies that is empowering to the WOC in the movement.

Wk#18e: INNOVATIONS IN BATTERER INTERVENTION RESEARCH: Looking Back, Looking Forward and Looking at what we know
Faculty:Dr. Mark Ragg,Dr. Dan Saunders,Dr. Rich Tolman
Workshop description: The workshop will present some insights drawn from interviews examining the history of BIP's (conducted at the BISC-MI 2005 conference entitled, FROM ROOTS TO WINGS: The Future of Batterer Intervention), review the current research on BIP's, and present a vision for how we can proceed to plan a coordinated research agenda for BIP programs in Michigan.

Wk#19e: Monitoring: Community Partners Invested in Monitoring
Workshop description: This workshop is for the non BIP individuals who are interested in how they can support monitoring of BIP programs in their community.
Faculty: BISC-MI Faculty

Wk#20e: Innovations in addressing DV in the Medical Setting
FacultyVijay Singh, MD MPH, Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, Department of Family Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.Susan Kheder, LMSW, Service Line Leader, Women and Children's Services, Saint Joseph Mercy Health System- Ann Arbor
Workshop description: Domestic Violence (DV) is a health care issue, and healthcare providers have a responsibility to screen for individuals at risk and link them with the appropriate resources. This session will focus on current research efforts to screen men who may be perpetrators of violence against women. The session will also explore creative methods to help keep healthcare providers engaged in the efforts to provide universal screening of DV and Sexual Assault to all patients.

Wrap Up, Door Prizes & Certificates
3:30 pm to 4:00 pm


Conference Rates

Member Rates
Non-Member Rates
Early Bird Conference
Registration – MEMBER $245.00
Postmarked After 10-10-2007
Registration – MEMBER $300.00
Early Bird Conference
Registration – NON-MEMBER $325.00
Postmarked After10-10-2007
Registration – NON-MEMBER $380.00

Registration includes meals as noted on Conference Schedule

All BISC-MI Individual Members who register for the
conference will receive a free copy of Dr. Stark’s book
(a retail value of $35.00)

Organizational Members & Non-Members will be able to purchase
the book at a discounted rate of $25.00

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: October 10, 2007


* Registration for hotel is a separate process from conference registration.
Discounted Room Rates:$74.00Single/Double
Click this link to view information about the hotel room on line:Be sure to use group event id: BISC-MI


Marriott
3600 Centerpoint Parkway
Pontiac, Michigan 48341 USA
Phone: 1-248-253-9800
Toll-free: 1-800-228-9290

 


Disclaimer:
Any opinion, findings, recommendations or conclusions, expressed by any author(s) or speaker(s) do not necessarily reflect the views of BISC-MI.
BISC-MI reserves the right to substitute a qualified instructor or topic due to unforseen circumstances.


Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations received before October 10, 2007 are refundable less a $50 administrative fee.
No refunds will be given after October, 10, 2007.
Substitutions may be made.


Who Should Attend?


ADA or ASA: If you require ADA or ASA accommodations, please contact BISC-MI at least 4 weeks before the conference begins so that arrangements can be made.


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